• Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration: Flexible
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On the outskirts of Vegas, once the neon lights fade and the sound of traffic is replaced by the rush of the wind, the Valley of Fire is a geologic wonder that’s best explored on two feet. On this Valley of Fire hiking excursion, marvel at Native American petroglyphs that are believed to be 3,000 years old, and enjoy the multihued desert scenery in Nevada’s oldest state park. You’ll also pass Lake Mead and the Moapa Indian Reservation. This small group tour lasts either 4, 5, or 6 hours — depending on the difficulty of hike you choose.

Highlights

  • Hiking tour of Valley of Fire State Park from Las Vegas
  • Choose an easy, moderate or difficult guided hike among the red rock formations and petroglyphs in Valley of Fire State Park
  • Tour the Valley of Fire State Park visitor center and shop for duty-free products at the Moapa River Indian Reservation
  • Keep your energy up with complimentary snacks and water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people for a more intimate, interactive experience

What You Can Expect

Valley of Fire Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

Valley of Death Hiking Tour from Las Vegas
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Depending upon which option you choose, this Valley of Fire hiking tour either leaves Las Vegas at sunrise, or later in the day in the late morning or early afternoon. Once you meet with the rest of your group, which won’t exceed 13 people, you’ll leave the lights of Vegas behind and begin to commune with nature, as your travel 55 miles (89km) out into the wide open desert. 

Along the drive, you’ll pass the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as well as Nellis Air Force Base, and if you’re so inclined, you can also make a stop at the Moapa Indian Reservation to pick up some fireworks, liquor or cigarettes that are completely duty free. Not far from the entrance of the park, you’ll be able to see the shimmering waters of Lake Mead out in the distance, which is America’s largest man-made lake and a marvel of modern engineering.

When you enter the Valley of Fire State Park, your guide will explain the area’s history as well as its fascinating geology, and lead you to the trail head of whichever hike you’ve chosen from the options below. Over the course of the trek through the park, learn about the erosion and seismic fault lines that have created the rugged terrain, all while surrounded by a surreal landscape of enormous, deeply red rocks. For thousands of years, Native American-Indian tribes have lived and survived in this landscape, and your guide will offer some fascinating insight to their legends, history, and myths, as well as point out some ancient petroglyphs that have been here for 3,000 years. 

Water and snacks are provided for the hike, and once you’ve conquered the dusty trail and soaked up the epic beauty, you’ll have the chance to explore the Valley of Fire official visitors center, where informative placards provide even more educational background on the park. On the hour-long car ride back to Las Vegas, rest your legs and watch the scene slowly change outside the window, as the windswept desert slowly gives to the glitz, glamor and lights. 

Easy Hike:This option is the perfect choice for families and travelers of all ages and fitness levels who can complete a 2-hour hike. On this easy stroll, it’s still possible to see a number of ancient petroglyphs. 

Moderate Hike:Even though this hike is at a leisurely pace, it still requires a decent degree of fitness for scrambling across boulders, plateaus, and peaks amidst the reddish brown rocks.

Difficult Hike:This strenuous option is for avid outdoorsmen in search of the park’s best views, and is much more difficult than the easier two hikes—given the level of terrain.

Customer Reviews

Felicity S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I had a brilliant early morning hike with Jacob. I was impressed that although I was the only customer the trip went ahead which was great as I had 1:1 personal service! The weather was wonderful with clear skies which always helps. Jacob was very informative regarding both the geological aspects and also the wildlife. He also ensured that I had the necessary help in clambering up the rocks when it was needed!
I would have no hesitancy in booking with this firm again as I was very impressed by all aspects of the service given.

Alice A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

simply amzzzzzzzing plan to do it again

Thomas O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was excellent. My wife and I did an early morning hike, and were fortunate to be the only two people on the tour. Although we chose the Intermediate hike, our guide, Elizabeth, really made an effort to personalize the hike to make sure we got the most out of the experience. We had a fun time exploring, and Elizabeth did a great job telling us about the various plants, animals, and geology along the way. The hotel pickup and drop off were very convenient. I would highly recommend the tour operators.

jerry h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Just what I wanted guide was very knowledgable about the site

annemay l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

James I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

For anyone that is up to it, this is a nice way for a person to see a park. Love Hikes guide JJ was great at being both a tour leader and a hiking guide, able to judge what would be too difficult or too easy for the group. He did an excellent job at managing time as we got to see a lot and go away from the groups that form at the park entrance, You really get to feel like your group is the only people there for a while, and see the scenery from a different perspective. I highly recommend this hiking trip, do not pass this one up.

Yuhui H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I enjoyed the Valley of Fire hiking tour. Surprisingly, it blew my mind away more than Grand Canyon did. Reason being, this is a hiking tour, and you get to go off-trail, clambering on rocks on ascent and descent. It was really fun for me because I have always been on those jeep tours and I don’t get as much of the true experience as this. If you’re looking to really see those magnificent rocks upclose, Love Hikes’ tours certainly beat sightseeing jeep tours. (I honestly hope they will extend their hiking tours to more parks in the future!)

JJ, my guide was knowledgeable, patient and helpful. He is a very nice guy whom you want to be hiking next to!! I chose the Easy tour, but according to JJ, there isn’t much difference between the more difficult tours, except for distance covered. After the hike, JJ also recommended some sights to see in Vegas that are away from the Strip. Thank you JJ and Love Hikes for the fantastic day-out to Valley of Fire.

Tip: You can choose sunrise, afternoon, or a sunset hike. Let the company know in advance and they will cater to your needs. I heard that it is best to experience the Valley of Fire during sunrise. So don’t be lazy and get up early!!

-Ella 5/11/2014

Mari-ann C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fantastic! Made my day. JJ is a great guide and took me off the beaten path to see some spectacular views.

Tammy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great time on the hike. Our guide J.J. was familiar with the area and took us "off trail" allowing us to see some beautiful views. The hike was fun and we did a bit of scrambling. It was a nice break from the noise of the city.

Maria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

AMAZING!!! The views/landscape are naturally spectacular....AND Adam the guide was more than great...attentive, energetic, inspiring. Made my day perfect! Thank you, Adam!!!!

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